Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Quotes Collection 10

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
-Thomas Jefferson

It is generally better to deal by speech than by letter.
-Francis Bacon

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
-Aldous Huxley

Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you something about the secret of who you are, but more often than not God is speaking to you through them of the mystery of where you have come from and is summoning you to where, if you soul is to be saved, you should go next.
-Buechner, From Whistling in the Dark

If you want to enjoy sausage or respect the law you should never watch either of them being made.
- Otto von Bismarck

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Quotes Collection 9

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

Crossing the street is the best business plan we devise every day," Zyman says. "You set an objective: Get to the other side. You analyze the environment: Look both ways. You calculate how long it will take to cross, what the risk is, and you come up with an alternative. If a car comes, you don't stand in the street and say, 'I'm committed to the business plan.' You run to the other side. Changing your mind is a sign of strength.
-Sergio Zyman

I don't run things…I lead things.
-Steve Case

The only way to be successful, particularly in a rapidly growing, rapidly changing market is to hire terrific people and point them generally in the right direction. And let them go.
-Steve Case

Here lies a man who knew how to enlist into his service people better than himself.
-Andrew Carnegie, epitaph

We expect more from ourselves than we have any right to by virtue of our endowments.
-Oliver Wendell Homes

There are those who work all day, those who dream all day, and those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there's virtually no competition.
-Steven J. Ross

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Quotes Collection 8

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence to the fact.
-George Eliot

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
-Winston Churchill

MTV has transformed itself from a kind of video jukebox into a programming service pandering to teens and their legions of base instincts. The channel is now defined more by shows like the stunt-moron showcase Jackass, the shockingly kinky ( and even more shockingly tedious) soap opera Undressed, and the dull bacchanalian throb of its annual (and nearly perpetual) Spring Break programming....Only by a definition written under the influence of hyperactive hormones is fare like this good entertainment.
-Media critic Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune, March 21

[Israeli women] always invite me to their functions, and I categorically refuse because I hate Israel.
-Soha Arafat, wife of Yassar Arafat, on the possibility of peace with Israel, Time, May 24

I was looking at this woman and I was trying to figure out what was on her forehead. At first I thought you were in the [Seattle] earthquake. I realized you're just Jesus freaks, You ought to be working for Fox.
-Ted Turner, when he attended a retirement party for CNN anchor Bernard Shaw on Ash Wednesday, EP News Service, Mar. 16

I apologize to all Christians for my comment about Catholics wearing ashes on their foreheads. I do not believe in any form of prejudice or discrimination, especially religious intolerance.
-Ted Turner, after being chastised for his comments at the retirement party for CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, EP News Services, Mar. 16

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Quotes Collection 7

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

I don't want to hear someone else beat us to the marketplace because we didn't get out of the building. You have to get out and talk to people to find out about your problems.
-Frank Hauck, executive VP of products and offerings, EMC Corp.

We spent most of the 20th century creating things that people somewhere might like. Then we broadcast messages to find those people and get their money. Today, instead of giving people a lot of choices and taking orders, we are beginning to serve customers better by getting to know them. A company that knows what I want has a great advantage over a company that offers me a slew of choices and makes me sift through them.
-Martha Rogers, partner, Peppers and Rogers Group

In the new world of work, passion and expertise are the Rosetta stone.
-Julie Anixter, managing director of new media and R&D, Tom Peters Co.

I'm seriously pissed off, absolutely irritated that Lucent, Nortel, and Cisco are in the tank. It only goes to show that those companies have astonishingly stupid customers. Now is the time to turn the heat up, not down.... Go bananas on IT and marketing spending while your competitors are too stupid to do so.
-Tom Peters, management guru and author

Create a "To-Don't" list that contains tasks, rituals, and meetings that you should never waste your time on again. Then stick to it.
-Tom Peters, management guru and author

Celebrate weakness. Play the fool in your group or your company by embracing inversion, absurdity, and perseverance. Inverted thinking may help you leapfrog the competition. And just think of the innovations that rose from failure: Post-it Notes, the telephone, Silly Putty, the lightbulb.
-Annette Moser-Wellman, author of The Five Faces of Genius

When you're faced with a decision, always choose the bolder option. The most extraordinary things are created by ordinary people.
-Simon Walker, managing director, Challenge Business

I tell my staff, 'If the solution you're proposing isn't simpler than what we're doing today, then don't even bother telling me about it.
-Peter Foss, president of the Polymerland division

You can't control your brand. It's like a kid. You can raise it, but in the end, it will do what it wishes. Brands need strong and loving parents.
-Scott Bedbury, founder and CEO, Brandstream

Leadership is an army you have to enlist in. You can't get drafted into leadership. You can get drafted into management.
-Rayona Sharpnack, founder and president, the Institute for Women's

If you're a traditional employer, beware: You're a way station for talent just until the economy clears up.
-Bruce Tulgan, founder Rainmaker Thinking

No problem well stated is a problem half solved.
-Charles F. Kettering

No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.
-Ed Howe

Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there.
-Mortimer B. Zuckerman

A company with a good product rarely needs a mission statement.
-Scott Adams

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thoughts.
-Sir William Osler

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Quotes Collection 6

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

Unless you enter the tiger’s den, you cannot take the cubs.
-Japanese proverb

About the time we can make both ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
-Herbert Hoover

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
-Frank Lloyd Wright

I’m not arrogant. I just believe there’s no human problem that couldn’t be solved – if people would simply do as I tell them.
-Donald Regan

I swing big, with everything I’ve got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
-Babe Ruth

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
-Liz Smith

You’ve got to have an atmosphere where people can make mistakes. If we’re not making mistakes we’re not going anywhere.
-Gordon Forward

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
-Gustave Flaubert

S.A.V. -- Screw Around Vigorously. Try something. How are you going to figure out if the Internet is going to cannibalize your sales unless you try selling stuff on the Internet?
- Tom Peters, management guru and author

How many California residents hold conventional, full-time, 40-hour-a-week jobs? One-third. Hmmm ... has California ever led the nation in any trend before?
- Dan Pink, contributing editor, Fast Company and author, Free Agent Nation

People don't leave companies, they leave leaders.
-Richard Leider, founding partner, the Inventure Group

During a crisis, my third command was always to put on the kettle. In the midst of chaos, no leader can deal with a crew of 18 upset people. By demanding cups of tea for the whole crew, I got one person out of my hair, and I introduced a normalizing factor into a crisis situation. If the skipper wants a cup of tea, it can't be that bad.
-Simon Walker, managing director, Challenge Business

Ideas are capital. The rest is just money.
-advertisement for Deutsche Bank

Don't assume that your people want a promotion. Talk to them, get to know them, ask them what they hope to achieve at work. If your guru programmer won't thrive as a manager, don't promote him up the ladder. Instead, make a hero out of him. Put him on a pedestal and make him a superstar that other employees can admire.
-Debora Wilson, president and CEO of

When your oven is jammed and your bread is burning -- that is when you will learn to use an oven. People can't learn in a classroom. True learning occurs 'just in time.'
-Tom McMakin, COO, Great Harvest Bread Co.

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Quotes Collection 5

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
-George Bernard Shaw

Whatever advice you give, be brief.

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's.
-William Blake

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.
-Pearl S. Buck

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
-Edward Bulwer-Lytton

One of the most important tasks of a manager is to eliminate his people's excuses for failure.
-Robert Townsend

Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place it stinks like hell.
-Clint Murchison

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
-Albert Einstein

Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation.
-Edward R. Murrow

Ah, good taste - what a dreadful thing. Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
-Pablo Picasso

Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have a spiritual meaning.
-Walter Gropius

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
-Ogden Nash

Let a man start out in life to build something better and sell it cheaper than it has been built or sold before. Let him have that determination and the money will roll in.
-Henry Ford

It’s not intentional, but it does happen. Even the best salespeople are less motivated when they know they are doing well.
-Kellie C. Floyd

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.
-W.C. Fields

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Quotes Collection 4

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared that an army of lions led by a deer.
-Phillip II of Macedon

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog- the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.
-Corrie Ten Boom

The ultimate mission statement:
We will try our darnedest to have the company survive, earn a good profit, reward those who have invested in us, do our very best by our customers, and treat our employees so well that they will enjoy coming to work each day.

What’s popular is not always right. You say polls are against this. Polls measure changing feelings, not steadfast principles. Polls would have rejected the Ten Commandments. Polls would have embraced slavery and ridiculed women’s rights. You say we must draw this to a close. I say we must draw a line between right and wrong. And we must do it so every kid in America can see it. The point is not whether the president can prevail, but whether truth can prevail.
-J.C Watts, US Representative from Oklahoma commenting on the historic House vote to impeach the president

One of the worst mistakes anyone can make is to ever think they are working for someone else.

I do not want men of experience working for me. The experienced man is always telling me why something can not be done. He is smart; his is intelligent; he thinks he knows the answers. The fellow who has not had any experience is so dumb he does not know a thing can not be done- and he goes ahead and does it.
-Charles Kettering, engineer

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take, choose the bolder.
-W.J. Slim, British General

It is no use saying, “we are doing our best.” You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
-Winston Churchill

I believe that no man who holds a leader’s position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone.
-Mother Jones

True merit is like a river: the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.

In the modern world of business it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.
-David M. Ogilvy, Ogilvy & Mather

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
-Napoleon Bonaparte.

It makes me nervous when people say, "I agree with everything you say." Not even I agree with everything I say.
-Jeremy Refkind.

I know how to listen when clever men are talking. That is the secret of what you call my influence.
-Hermann Sundermann

Originality is the only think that counts. But the originator uses material and ideas that occur round him and pass through him. And out if his experience comes the original creation.
-George Gershwin

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Quotes Collection 3

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

The two common reasons for losing are not knowing you’re competing in the first place, and not knowing with whom you really are competing.
-Philip Simborg, Grubb & Ellis Company

Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
-Aldous Huxley

He was a bold man who first ate an oyster.
-Jonathan Swift 1745

There are two kinds of work: First, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relative to other matter. Second, telling other people to do so.
-Bertrand Russell 1970, English philosopher, mathematician and social reformer

Good enough never is.
-Debbi Fields, Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Anyone can become angry-that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way- that is not easy.

See everything. Overlook a great deal. Improve a little.
-Pope John XXIII

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
-Father James Keller (1900-1977), Founder, The Christophers

Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that’s not true. Some of the smaller countries are neutral.
-Robert Orben

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?… I know not what course others may take, but, as for me give me liberty or give me death!
-Patrick Henry

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
-Virgina Woolf

There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Just don’t respond with encores.

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
-Edward Bulwer-Lytton

It is best to do thinks systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. -Hesiod

Rome didn't create a great empire by having meetings. They did it by killing all those that opposed them.

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Monday, October 02, 2006

Quotes Collection 2

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

The sun is new each day.

Everything is miraculous. It is miraculous that one does not melt in one’s bath.
-Pablo Picasso

One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
-Sigmund Freud

Experience is not what happens to you, but what you make of what happens to you.
-Aldous Huxley

Better a little fire to warm us than a great one to burn us.
-Thomas Fuller

A common danger unites even the bitterest of enemies.

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat: but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step towards victory. This is one great reason for the utmost tolerance of a variety of opinion.
-Alfred North Whitehead

If you should put even a little on a little, and should do this often, soon this too would become big.

It is not enough to fight. It is the spirit which we bring to the fight that decides the issue. It is morale that wins the victory.
-George C. Marshall

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?
-Marcel Marceau

A man who is always ready to believe what is told him will never do well, especially a businessman.

The whole secret of the teacher’s force lies in the conviction that men are convertible.

How can you tell what is important to a man? They are the things he makes time for.

I have studied the enemy all my life. I have read the memoirs of his generals and his leaders, I have even read his philosophers and listened to his music. I have studied in detail the account of every damned one of his battles. I know exactly how he will react under any given set of circumstances. And he hasn’t the slightest idea of when I’m going to whip the hell out of him.
-General George S. Patton

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Quotes Collection 1

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
-Julie Andrews

Do you know the hallmark of the second-rater? It is resentment of another man’s achievement.
-Ayn Rand

Enthusiasm signifies God in us.
-Madame De Stael

You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after 10 years, throw it away and start all over.
-A. Perlman, NYCR President

Being in the music business is like being a football coach.
You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it’s important.
-Adapted from a quote by Eugene McCarthy

Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie” until you can find a rock.
-Will Rogers

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.
-Albert Einstein

Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
-Malcom Forbes

Happiness make up in height for what it lacks in length.
-Robert Frost

If it sounds good, it is good.
-Louis Armstrong

Whoever will listen will hear the speaking Heaven. This is definitely not the hour when men take kindly to an exhortation to listen, for listening is not today a part of popular religion. We are at the opposite end of the pole from there, Religion has accepted the monstrous heresy that noise, size, activity and bluster make a man dear to God. But we may take heart. To a people caught in the tempest of the last great conflict God says, "Be still, and know that I am God", and still He says it, as if He means to tell us that our strength and safety lie not in noise but in silence.
-AW Tozer

Opportunities multiply as they are seized; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
-John Wicker

Everyman is enthusiastic at times. One man has it for 30 minutes; another man has it for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success in life.
-Edward B. Butler

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